Hypertension refers to an increase in blood pressure above the 'normal' for the age, sex, and ethnicity of the patient. This can be specified according to the vascular system involved. Although generally when it is not specified it is assumed to refer to the systemic type.

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rID: 1411
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypertension (disambiguation)
  • High BP

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